Wuhan revokes "epidemic-free" status of 45 residential compounds

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-06 23:44:00|Editor: huaxia

WUHAN, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, has revoked the "epidemic-free" status of 45 residential compounds mainly due to the emergence of asymptomatic cases, local authorities said.

The city has given "epidemic-free" status to 6,988 residential compounds in total, 45 fewer than previous report, according to the latest notice issued by the provincial COVID-19 control headquarters.

Hu Yabo, executive deputy mayor of Wuhan, said the city's residential communities will continue closed-off management, and residents passing through communities' entries must have their temperature checked and wear a mask as the city guards against a rebound in the outbreak.

No new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported Sunday in Hubei Province, despite an increase of 35 asymptomatic patients, the Health Commission of Hubei said Monday.